MT Finance Group has made some additions to their board of directors, which has consequently created a 30% female board representation within the company. Millie Dyson, the chief marketing officer, and Lenka Pajkošová, head of underwriting, are amongst those who have been promoted.
Alongside Lenka and Millie, James Anderson, operations director, and Gareth Lewis, commercial director, were both promoted to the board. The four members are set to join founding directors Tomer Aboody and Joshua Elash.
Specific internal targets had been set within the business in order to increase female representation, aligned with MT Finance Group’s commitment to the Women in Finance Charter. MT Finance Group had hoped to add a female candidate to the board by September of 2021, however decided to promote both Lenka and Millie, therefore surpassing its goal.
Millie Dyson, one of the newest members of the board, said “We are proud to promote an inclusive environment at MT Finance and strive to drive genuine change in the financial services sector.” Millie also added that she felt honoured to be a female board member, and that the company would focus on maintaining an equal and diverse workforce as it progressed.
Joshua Elash, founding director, commented that all four of the team members who were promoted to the board had been valuable members of the MT Finance team for some time.
“The appointments add real value to the company and reflect our desire to recognise, support and empower the wonderfully talented people we are lucky enough to work with. The additions also re-emphasise our ESG principles and commitment to the Women in Finance Charter.” Joshua said.
This news of promotion comes after MT Finance completed their MBO in March 2021, consolidating the entirety of the ownership of the business to Tomer and Joshua, the company’s founders. In order to finalise the purchase, the group successfully raised £8M of funding from Triple Point Investment Management.